Monday, December 15, 2008


Bloggers helping bloggers, that's what this is all about... especially when it is in pursuit of spreading great music. Smoke YYY from sent us an email with some amazingness, two tracks from N.A.S.A. (North America South America) - One that features Kayne, Santogold and Lykke Li and the other, the flagship, features Kool "aka Dr. Octagon" Kieth and Tom "I'm motherfucking Tom Waits" Waits.

Seems like Squeak E. Clean (Sam Spiegel) & DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales) of N.A.S.A. woke up one one morning and decided they were going to make some awesome, now we get to enjoy! I would go on and describe the N.A.S.A experience in my own words, but they wouldn't do this justice, so I am going to include the quoted text form the email...

"N.A.S.A. (North America South America) is an international collective of musicians spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres, centered around Squeak E. Clean (Sam Spiegel) & DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales). Sam & Ze met in April of 2003 at a friend's studio & began making music together the following day. At first they sampled rare Brazilian records from the 60's & 70's to make tracks. However, what started as two crate diggers making music for the fun of it soon developed into something much bigger. Having forged a strong friendship through their passion for music, Sam & Ze decided to make a record with all of their heroes & favorite musicians. The idea was to bring people from different worlds together through their shared inspiration & love of music. Thus, N.A.S.A. was born. Soon Sam & Ze realized they could expand the concept to encompass an entire record. The idea is to ignore all of the boundaries & borders that are in place to keep people divided, such as musical genre, race, politics, geography, language, etc. As a result, they gathered the craziest and most eclectic collection of musicians ever assembled on one album in the hope that they can show, through music, that all those superficial divisions are an illusion.

N.A.S.A. proves we are all one race of human beings interested in collaboration and unity, ignoring preconceptions, and transcending genre definitions."

N.A.S.A.'s "The Spirit Of Apollo" due out February 17, 2009 - Get yourself a copy...

N.A.S.A. - Gifted ft. KanYe West & Santogold & Lykke Li

N.A.S.A. - Spacious Thoughts ft. Kool Keith & Tom Waits

N.A.S.A. - Money ft. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip from smokeYYY THATREALISH.COM on Vimeo.

-Manley, Himself


Anonymous said...

You're amazin'.

Manley © said...

aw shucks

Anonymous said...

*Pawpz champagne, paid for with Arab money, earned for jumping out of windows*.

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